Interstate 516 West & State Route 21 North

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Bull Street south and White Bluff Road north come together at SR 21 (DeRenne Avenue) midway between SR 204 (Abercorn Street) and the beginning of Interstate 516 west. Photo taken 09/22/14.
White Bluff Road lines the east side of Hunter Army Airfield from Georgia 204 (Abercorn Street) north to Poplar Place and Georgia 21 (DeRenne Avenue). Georgia 21 leads west 0.3 miles to become Interstate 516 at Montgomery Street while ending east in one block. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Montgomery Street curves northward from the Duncan Drive gate into Hunter AAF to intersect Georgia 21 (DeRenne Avenue) en route to Downtown Savannah. Photo taken 09/22/14.
Interstate 516 west & Georgia 21 north
Georgia 21 (DeRenne Avenue) transitions into Interstate 516 west after Montgomery Street. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Interstate 516 west & Georgia 21 (W.F. Lynes Parkway) quickly encounter a right turn onto Mildred Street north into the Tatemville community. A turn lane exists on the eastbound freeway as well.
While not Interstate standard, there is no cross traffic permitted between the two sections of Mildred Street. Photo taken 01/03/14.
A new shield assembly for Interstate 516 west & GA 21 north was added after Mildred Street by 2013. The freeway travels along the northern boundary of Hunter Army Airfield to a CSX Railroad under crossing. Photo taken 01/03/14.
A trumpet interchange (Exit 2) joins Lynes Parkway with Veterans Parkway in one mile. Veterans Parkway comprises a county-maintained freeway between Interstate 516 & Georgia 21 and Georgia 204 (Abercorn Street Extension). The facility travels 5.75 miles southwest through the marshes west of Hunter Army Airfield. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Interstate 516 elevates above northern reaches of the CSX Southover Yard and leaves the city limits of Savannah. The four-lane crossing was built in 1966. Photo taken 01/03/14.
One half mile ahead of the Exit 2 loop ramp to Veterans Parkway south. Liberty Parkway crosses over the freeway in the distance.
Veterans Parkway was originally named the Southwest Bypass and receives no numbered designation. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Interstate 516 & Georgia 21 curves northwest at Exit 2 toward U.S. 17 and 80 (Ogeechee Road). Veterans Parkway stems west a short distance to its interchange with Chatham Parkway before pushing southward to a trumpet interchange with Georgia 204 (Abercorn Street Extension) near Southside Savannah. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Veterans Parkway, in conjunction with Georgia 204, provides a direct route to U.S. 17 & Georgia 25 (Coastal Highway) and Interstate 95 south for Richmond Hill and Brunswick. Photo taken 01/03/14.
U.S. 17 & Georgia 25 follow Ogeechee Road north from Georgia 204 through Silk Hope to combine with I-516 & Georgia 21 at Exit 3. Photo taken 01/03/14.
I-516 west & GA 21 north at the diamond interchange (Exit 3) with Ogeechee Road. U.S. 80 & Georgia 26 west join Lynes Parkway from Victory Drive and Midtown Savannah. The pair conclude 20.7 miles to the east on Tybee Island, just off the Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Interstate 516 and U.S. 80-Georgia 26 west & U.S. 17 north and Georgia 21-25 north
U.S. 17 follows I-516 west to I-16 east while U.S. 80 remains on Lynes Parkway north to Augusta Avenue. Photo taken 01/03/14.
A directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 5) joins Interstates 516 and 16 in one half mile. U.S. 17 overlaps with I-16 east to the Talmadge Bridge, while I-16 spurs into the Savannah Historic District. Photo taken 01/03/14.
An on-ramp joins I-516 and company north from Tremont Road ahead of Exit 5 to Interstate 16. Interstate 16 west to I-95 north leads motorists to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). Photo taken 05/29/07.
A third northbound lane opens from the CSX Railroad underpass for Exit 5. A U.S. 17 trailblazer was added after the 1988-realignment of the route from I-516 west into Garden City to I-16 east to the Talmadge Bridge. Photo taken 05/29/07.
All traffic departs Interstate 516 west in unison at Exit 5 for Interstate 16 and the departing U.S. 17 north. Interstate 16 ends in 2.4 miles at Montgomery Street while U.S. 17 reaches Hutchinson Island in four miles. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Exit 5 partitions into separate ramps for I-16 east & U.S. 17 north into Savannah and I-16 west to Pooler, Bloomingdale and Macon. Interstate 16 stretches 166.81 miles west from Chatham County to Interstate 75 in Bibb County. The freeway provides a high-speed route for travelers and cargo traffic bound for Atlanta and points northwest. Photo taken 11/13/06.
Interstate 516 and U.S. 80-Georgia 26 west & Georgia 21-25 north
A half diamond interchange (Exit 6) joins Lynes Parkway north with Gwinnett Street in one quarter mile. Photo taken 05/29/07.
Gwinnett Street meanders through the Carver Heights area of West Savannah to meet I-516 just east of Telfair Road near the Savannah Amtrak Station. Photo taken 01/03/14.
I-516 west continues one half mile to the split with U.S. 80 & Georgia 26 west (Exit 7A). U.S. 80 & GA 26 follow Augusta Avenue west from a half diamond interchange onto Bay Street parallel to Lynes Parkway. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Reassurance shields posted for I-516, U.S. 80 and Georgia 21-25 near the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroad underpasses. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Passing over Louisville Road, Interstate 516 nears the Exit 7 off-ramp for U.S. 80 & Georgia 26 west and Georgia 25 Connector east. GA 25 Connector begins here and follows Bay Street to Downtown Savannah and the Talmadge Bridge via Oglethorpe Avenue. Photo taken 01/03/14.
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Beyond the parallel alignment to I-516 from Exit 7A, U.S. 80 & Georgia 26 branch southward from Georgia 21 and 25 (Main Street) to Louisville Road and Pooler. Exit 7A quickly follows as an off-ramp directly onto Lathrop Avenue at Hudson Street. Photo taken 05/29/07. Second photo taken 01/03/14.
Interstate 516 west & Georgia 21-25 north
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Sign changes made to Exit 7B reflect the Port of Savannah - Ocean Terminal, where Lathrop Avenue leads northeast from Georgia 25 Connector and I-516. Photo taken 05/29/07. Second photo taken 01/03/14.
Georgia 25 parts ways with Georgia 21 north at a parclo interchange (Exit 8) with Burnsed Boulevard in one half mile. Georgia 25 turns northward onto Main Street through Garden City and Port Wentworth along the former routing of U.S. 17. Photo taken 01/03/14.
The final reassurance marker for Interstate 516 west follows the on-ramp from Georgia 25 Connector (Bay Street). The freeway lines Mary Calder Golf Club over the next quarter mile. Photo taken 01/03/14.
Exit 8 leaves Interstate 516 west & Georgia 21-25 north at the Garden City line. Photo taken 01/03/14.
GA 25 (Main Street) ventures north from Burnsed Boulevard to the Port of Savannah - Garden City Terminal, Port Wentworth and the Houlihan Bridge into South Carolina. Photo taken 05/29/05.
Interstate 516 west & Georgia 21 north
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An end shield formally concludes the designation of I-516 west at both milepost seven and Burnsed Boulevard. Georgia 21 transitions into commercial arterial (August Road) through Garden City. Photo taken 05/29/05. Second photo taken 01/03/14.
The freeway concludes at the signalized intersection with Minus Avenue. Georgia 21 continues north 6.8 miles to Interstate 95 at Port Wentworth and 22 miles to the Effingham County seat of Springfield. Photo taken 01/03/14.



Photo Credits:

  • 05/29/05 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 11/13/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 05/29/07 by AARoads.
  • 01/03/14 by AARoads.
  • 09/22/14 by AARoads.

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Page Updated 01-29-2014.